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Jefferson's letter to John Adams...

Item # 647973

January 3, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 3, 1824  Pages 2 & 3 have a terrific letter from Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, in which he comments on the infirmities of old age, and more. Certainly well worth reading! It s prefaced by a nice article with small head: "Thomas Jefferson" which begins: "Though the following letter from this republican patriarch cannot add any thing to the degree of respect & reverence in which he is held by his countrymen..." with much more (see).
The letter from Jefferson is datelined "Monticello, Oct. 1, 1823" and is signed by him in type: Th. Jefferson. It begins: "I do not write with the east which your letter, of Sept. 18, supposes. Crippled wrists and fingers, make writing slow & laborious, but, while writing to you, I lose the sense of these things & in the recollection of ancient times..." with much more (see photos). A great letter to a political adversary with whom he helped forge the foundation of our nation. This was less than 3 years before his death.
Much other news of the day, including back page notes signed in type by James Monroe and John Quincy Adams.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, in very nice condition.

This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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